Hip Implant Cases Head To Trial

 In Defective Medical Devices Blog

hip-implant-replacementZimmer Holdings Inc. was once the top seller of hip implants worldwide, at one time, accounting for 70 percent of the market in 2008. Now the manufacturer is under intense scrutiny and heading to court twice this month, over lawsuits alleging an unacceptably high failure rate of hip implants.

Have you or a loved one had Zimmer hip revision surgery? To discuss whether your defective hip implant qualifies for a personal injury lawsuit, schedule a free consultation with our experienced DePuy implant injury lawyers.

Durom Cup Complications

The Durom Acetabular Component or Durom Cup, as it is commonly known is constructed of a single sheet of cobalt chromium alloy metal.

It was designed to be used without cement and has a porous coating designed to encourage bone growth and fuse it to the hip socket, holding it into place. Unfortunately, in some people the device failed within two years, causing serious injury. To address these complications, patients often require a second surgery, known as revision surgery.

Another serious complication associated with the implant occurs when the device fails to bond with the bone.  According to one lawsuit, instead of adhering to the natural bone, the defective design can come loose and inflict damage on the pelvic bone.

Complications include:

Medical device manufacturing companies that design, manufacture and sell defective medical devices need to be held accountable for the injuries that they cause.

A successful DePuy hip implant lawsuit will help patients recover financial compensation for emotional injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

If you or your loved ones have experienced injuries and complications, which require a revision surgery, please contact our law firm for assistance.

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